Find your local office
OR

Blog: Weekly Blog

Being mindful in Mental Health Awareness Week

Businesses rely on having a healthy and productive workforce. So it is bad news all round that conditions like anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress are experienced by one in six British workers annually. Work related mental ill-health costs...

0 Comments

Deaf Awareness Week

This week our blog focuses on Deaf Awareness Week with a blog from The HR Dept founder and owner, Sue Tumelty, who shares her own experience to help increase awareness. Why do some firms and professional practices make it so hard for me to give t...

0 Comments

Caring for carers

There has been a request from the government for employers to make allowances for employees who have care responsibilities. We know that most business owners groan whenever they hear the phrase “flexible working”, but with a little thought it ...

0 Comments

The joy of a three day weekend?

It's typical, of course, that a three-day bank holiday weekend lies ahead and rain is forecast. But where do Bank Holidays actually come from? What do they mean for your business? And should we have more or less of them? The Bank of England used ...

0 Comments

Promises, promises…

This week has seen the launch of party manifestos for the general election. Each setting out their promises to the electorate and their vision for the future of Britain. Unsurprisingly, there have been many pledges and speeches addressing British ...

0 Comments

10 people fired for bad reasons

Hiring and firing can be a tricky business. Getting the right staff and keeping them is of utmost importance to the success of your company. Naturally there are many legitimate reasons that you may wish to exit an employee from the business. And by f...

0 Comments

Managing April Fools (and employment law changes)

It’s April Fools’ Day and given how many people are employed, the jokers amongst us may choose the workplace to exercise their mischievous streak. While some people can laugh off a prank, a common reaction to being a victim of a practical joke is...

0 Comments

Good night, sleep tight…

If you have been struggling with underperforming staff recently, a new survey points the finger at the bedroom. No, it’s not what you are thinking! According to this study, almost a third of British workers suffer from poor sleep. The study was ...

0 Comments

Don’t commit a crime whilst checking for criminality!

Last week the offence of Enforced Subject Access Requests (under Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) – if you are a details person!) came into force. It has been implemented after a 17 year wait. This is aimed at stopping employers ...

0 Comments